|View from the edge of Bull Canyon, Copper Breaks State Park|
|Inside the canyon|
|"Horse crippler" cactus|
|Blooming stretchberry sheltered by cedar|
Signs of life were mostly mammalian. Coyotes had heavily marked the trails with their scat, delineating the borders of their territory. When one of my neighbors at the campground fired up their grill (or other appliance…), it made a high-pitched keen and the coyotes were close enough to hear it and respond immediately. I also saw a rabbit out at dusk.
While it was early in the season, I did enjoy getting out somewhere nearby that looked so different from home. These little weekend trips help keep me grounded when I get to feeling desk-bound.